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Joint Incentive Fund

The Joint Incentive Fund (JIF) was established under Section 721 of the FY 2003 National Defense Authorization Act to provide seed money and incentives for innovative DoD/VA joint sharing initiatives to recapture Purchased CareThe TRICARE Health Program is often referred to as purchased care. It is the services we “purchase” through the managed care support contracts.purchased care, improve quality and drive cost savings at facilities, regional and national levels. The minimum annual contributions to the fund by DoD/VA are $15 million each, for a total of $30 million per year.

JIF is only designated for use by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Defense Health Agency (DHA) entities for direct medial sharing initiatives or for services or systems that facilitate DoD/VA interoperability. JIF should not be used to hire military personnel, for major construction and/or major IT systems.  Funds should also not be used for sustainment purposes. JIF initiatives should be executed to completion (and funding should be spent) within two years.

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